July 2016 – Albany member Ian Watkins has had a brush with a very large shark. The ABC News article and video can be seen here.
The Club has a policy in the on what to do in the event of a shark sighting in our
Safety Guidelines and Operating Procedures (see page 23). To reduce the risk, it is wise to paddle with others, close enough to be able to communicate and raft up if a large shark is spotted. Carrying a radio could be very useful too, as Ian’s experience clearly shows.